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Department of Defense

Alternative Energy R&D powers the Government

Mandate that a certain percentage (perhaps 30%) of all government subsidized Research & Development (R&D) in the area of Alternative Energy be required to help lower power demand of Government facilities. If the end product of goverment subsidized research & development in alternative energy projects like Fuels Cell, Solar Energy, Wind Turbines and Alternative Fuels were installed as auxiliary power sources for government... more »

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elliminate the tax break for Photo Voltative solar.

PV solar is not economoincal in any part of the US except the South west, when you put all the cost together. Get Uncle Sam out of the Buisness of subisdizing an activity that does not make economic sense. We do not import any energy source that is converted into electirc power so this does not help our balance of payments or energy security.

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Use the test cell time of a rebuilt Jet engine to make power

I propose we utilize the mandatory time an rebuilt jet engine must be run in test cell to generate elecricity for the grid. These engine test cells exist on most evey AF base, and this technology is already in use and made by ATEC Inc. Sowith minimal changes to an already existing infrastructure, and a minor investment we can run a trial program at one base and based on those findings begin the upgrade world wide, to... more »

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Base Barricades used passively to create energy

Currently most DOD facilities utilize pop-up blockades that fit almost flush to the road and are hydraulically deployed. With little effort each of these barricades when lowered could be used as a pump, and then the weight of every vehicle that passes over could be used to drive any kind of device. The energy could even be stored for use at a given time in an accumulator. This would essentially turn the entrance to every... more »

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Department of Defense

Green fitness centers

How much electricity does it cost to run a fitness center? Well, how much alternative energy could you fit into one? Fitness centers at military installations tend to be complexes with at least one large building. The opportunities to take advantage or alternative energy solutions are numerous: acres of roof space for solar panels; hundreds of people willing to peddle, spin, climb, or row generators; open fields where... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Depleted Uranium as Fuel

I have heard of a reactor that uses depleted uranium as a fuel source. It's called a Traveling wave reactor. This would be a good way to get rid of all that DU we have lying around. The down side is that the tech is currently still being researched according to the few pubs I took a look at. As such it is a long tem project which would be a good idea to start now (yes I DO know that we have a buget crises)
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